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Sugar Pop Moon: A Jersey Leo Novel | John Florio
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Jersey Leo is the quintessential outsider--an albino of mixed race. Known as "Snowball" on the street, he makes a living as the bartender at a mob-run speakeasy in Prohibition-era Hell's Kitchen. Being neither black nor white, he has no group to call his own. His own mother abandoned him as a baby. And his father-a former boxing champ with his own secrets-disapproves of Jersey's work at a dive owned by one of New York's most notorious gangsters. So when he inadvertently purchases counterfeit moonshine ("sugar pop moon") with his boss's money-a potentially fatal mistake-he must go undercover to track down the bootlegger who took him in. The clues lead to Philadelphia, where he runs into a cleaver-swinging madman out for his femurs and a cold-blooded gangster holed up on a Christmas-tree farm. Now with a price on his head in two cities, Jersey seeks help from the only man he can trust, his father. As the two delve into the origins of the mysterious sugar pop moon, stunning secrets about Jersey's past come to light. To ensure his future, Jersey must face his past, even if it means that life will never return to normal. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The first quarter of the year I‘ve read 20 books for #pop22, including 4 of the advanced prompts. They are randomly pictured so not corresponding with the numbers of the prompts, I was too lazy to figure out how to do that 🤷🏻‍♀️

Cinfhen Hahaha 😝 I hear you about organizing the collage 💕 3mo
Cinfhen Looks great!!! 3mo
squirrelbrain You managed to get most of the #tob books in there - well done on the #doubledipping! 3mo
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Suet624 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Cortg Impressive 😆 3mo
KarenUK What Helen said! Excellent #doubledipping and great progress… Any favorites? 3mo
Megabooks Fantastic! 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
BarbaraBB @KarenUK I think you read most of them?! Many were good but the one that comes to mind now is 3mo
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First quarter update for #pop22 is 13 plus 1 for the advanced list…. Not too shabby, but not great either! My slump continues…… 🤦‍♀️
Loved the Italian novel The Women I loved, OlgaDies dreaming and the Island of Missing Trees….. and everything else was pretty good….

Cortg I have Olga on my TBR! 3mo
Megabooks Sorry about the slump but way to push through!! 💜 3mo
KarenUK Awww thanks Meg! I feel like my reading brain is broken! 🤦‍♀️ Just read 2 contemporary romances in a row which is just not like me! 💕 @Megabooks (edited) 3mo
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squirrelbrain Ugh for slumps - hope you get out of it soon! 😘 3mo
BarbaraBB I‘m sorry about the slump. You could maybe try a Persephone, they are so comforting! But you did read some good ones for #pop22! (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen Great progress!! Just read what your brain is needing now 😁How much longer until your little getaway??? 3mo
KarenUK @squirrelbrain just can‘t face a challenging read right now! 🤷‍♀️💕 3mo
KarenUK @barbarabb Oooh Persephone sounds like a good idea. 💕 3mo
KarenUK 2 weeks Thursday! Cannot wait! Love my job so much…. But definitely need a vacation! 💕 @Cinfhen How is your father-in-law doing? 3mo
Cinfhen Believe it or not, my hubby took him to another oncologist for a second opinion and we got a much better prognosis. He might be a good candidate for a one pill treatment with minimal side effects. They will know more in 2 weeks after his PET scan. Thanks for checking in xxx 3mo
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Totally stealing Cindy‘s layout idea for #pop22. And hi 👋, yes, I wasn‘t going to do it this year but here I am! When I looked I‘d already done 19 of the prompts (with a bit of jiggling around) so though I‘d join in.

I have ideas for most of the rest but struggling on some….there seems to be several SF and fantasy prompts, which aren‘t genres that I love.

Looking forward to the rest of the year though! 😁

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Welcome to our crew, Helen 😁🌻💕 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Yay! 💕 I am not going to graphically represent my progress yet because I've not managed to do many prompts so far...😅😬 every month I say I'm going to do better but I've just bought a load of Hobb's so may still be behind! 3mo
Cortg Nice 🙌🏼 What did you use The Lincoln Highway for? It‘s a book choice for my book club this summer! 3mo
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squirrelbrain @Cortg - I used it for ‘favourite prompt from a previous year‘ and chose ‘book with a map in it‘. I love a good map! 3mo
Cortg Perfect! I may “borrow” that ☺️ 3mo
Megabooks Glad to have you Helen! (I thought of you the other day when molly and I caught a squirrel stealing one of our bulbs. Cute but naughty! 😉🐿) 3mo
squirrelbrain Bad squirrel! @Megabooks Haven‘t seen many squirrels in our garden since Henry arrived! 🐿🤷‍♀️ 3mo
squirrelbrain You‘re welcome! @Cortg 😁 3mo
BarbaraBB Haha! Helen‘s back and the perfection immediately. I bet you have an excel-sheet already (me too 😉!). So happy that you decided to join!! 3mo
squirrelbrain I definitely have a spreadsheet! @BarbaraBB 🤣 3mo
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Here‘s my first quarter roundup for #Pop22
Again I‘ve read some fabulous books…and a few duds too😜
How‘s the rest of the crew doing @BarbaraBB @Megabooks @KarenUK @4thhouseontheleft @Kalalalatja @RaeLovesToRead @Laughterhp @Cortg @jenniferw88 ?!?!
My favorite from this batch was Love After Love 💕

squirrelbrain Wow, so many! Love the way you‘ve laid it out too. I‘m *thinking*of joining in. Yes, I know I said I wouldn‘t do so many challenges this year but I think I‘ve read 13 out of the 40 so far this year…. 🤔 3mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain Haha! Please do join! 3mo
BarbaraBB And again, great progress. You‘re almost finished already! I will share my update too! 3mo
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Cinfhen Join us @squirrelbrain !!!! It‘s an accessible challenge 💕💕 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m not attempting the advanced prompts @BarbaraBB so I really am almost done 😁 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Oh wow... I've read about 3 books so far! You're doing so well!! (I fully plan on catching up) 😁 3mo
squirrelbrain I have this book on my shelf Cindy. I can send it to you when I‘ve read it, if you‘d like it? 3mo
Cinfhen That would be awesome @squirrelbrain THANKS!! It‘s a prompt I didn‘t have anything lined up for 🧡🐅 3mo
squirrelbrain As long as you‘re happy to wait for a bit Cindy…I‘ll try to get to it soon, but I‘d hate to be the one stopping you from finishing the challenge! 😬 3mo
KarenUK Wow! You are my reading hero! 💕💕💕I‘ll post my progress soon! 3mo
Cortg Wow! This is impressive! I'll try to work on mine today and get it up. I only have about 8 or 9 at this point and I'm not even lookinga t the advanced challenge!
Cinfhen It‘s not a rush @squirrelbrain but I‘m gonna see if I can borrow that title first 🎉I‘ll keep you posted - thanks 😘 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks friends 💜💜💜 @KarenUK @Cortg @RaeLovesToRead can‘t wait to see what books you‘ve read 3mo
Megabooks Doing FANTASTIC!!! 3mo
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My ambitious (for me)reading plan for January!
3 x 2021 #arcs I didn‘t get to, and 5 more for January, my bookclub is reading The Other Black Girl, and 2 short reads that fit challenges…..

I must keep up with my Arcs this year! I‘m always a month behind! 🤦‍♀️

squirrelbrain I really liked the Shafak, and have the Yanagihara on my list for January too. (edited) 6mo
BarbaraBB Are you going to read this one for #pop22? Which prompt? 6mo
KarenUK @squirrelbrain just started the shafak and loving it! 6mo
KarenUK I don‘t think it fits anything but I‘ll see if I can shoe-horn it in! 😂 @BarbaraBB 6mo
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Finally! My #pop22 plans. It‘s quite the challenge this year and I had to add a lot of books I don‘t have on my shelves. Of course, all will probably change 😃

TrishB Great planning 👍🏻 6mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB Thanks! You‘re not into these challenges, are you? 6mo
DGRachel I really liked A Thousand Ships. 6mo
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Bookwormjillk I liked this one a lot 6mo
TrishB No, I find it makes me miserable to have to many commitments. Too much of a mood reader. 6mo
Cinfhen I‘m at work and peeking on my phone: will have to take a better look when I get home 😍 6mo
RaeLovesToRead Loads of intriguing covers that I'm going to have to investigate here!!! 😊 I absolutely loved Evelyn Hardcastle (book with a party?) 6mo
KarenUK Some of these are definitely going to make me change my picks! 😂 6mo
BarbaraBB @RaeLovesToRead No! Hugo Award winner! 6mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB I wish I was! 6mo
Lcsmcat I really liked What is the What. 6mo
BarbaraBB @Lcsmcat Thanks, I am glad to hear that since it‘s such a chunkster! 6mo
Megabooks Good looking list!! 6mo
Cortg Looking good! I'm excited for this challenge. 6mo
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#pop21 So I‘m FINALLY done! Finished both the 40 and 10 advanced prompts for the first time! Phew! 😅

Definitely read out of my comfort zone and read some great books! And so enjoyed sharing the journey with these lovely Littens…..

IndoorDame Congrats!!! 6mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🥳🥳🥳 6mo
squirrelbrain Yay - well done! 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
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RaeLovesToRead Woo! Well done! (I got so confused with this post because I misread it as pop22 and was thinking HOW on earth did you read 50 books in a couple of weeks 😅🤣) Looking forward to this coming years challenge 😊 6mo
rachelm 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! UH.MAY.ZING 🙌🏻looking forward to #pop22 xxx 6mo
BarbaraBB Yay, you did it! Great collection again! 🤍 6mo
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Here‘s my POTENTIAL list for #Pop22 💕 Thanks for the inspiration @KarenUK
It‘s a tougher year (for me) as a lot of the prompts seem to favor romance, SF & fantasy.
I‘ve tried to use books I own or can borrow & books that work for other reading challenges.

Still eager to see what others will choose…

RaeLovesToRead Awesome! 😁 Which prompts are you using for The Only Good Indians & The Five? 6mo
BarbaraBB Such a cool list. I am working on mine too but it‘s hard this year. I can‘t rely on my own tbr shelves! 6mo
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Cinfhen I‘m happy to send you my physical books @BarbaraBB after I read them for any prompts you need xx 6mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Some good ones on your list & a few of the same I'm hoping to place into challenges, too. 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick planning is always fun 🤩 which books are on your #ReadersRadar 6mo
KarenUK Some great choices here! I may steal a few ideas myself!! 6mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I enjoyed Sundown Motel, People We Meet on Vacation, Gent's Guide, and The Five. Books I planned in Oct were different by Dec but I'm hoping to place Velvet Was the Night, Seven Days in June, and Malibu Rising somewhere. Tagged written by a friend for prompt 1, Last Night at the Telegraph Club for 5, Song of Achilles for 11, and Butterflied in November for 23. I have sticky notes and excel lists of ideas. The planning is the best part! 6mo
BarbaraBB Thank you friend 🤍🤍 6mo
Cinfhen Your friend‘s book sounds fabulous @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick you have loads of good ideas…and I LOVED 6mo
Cortg You've got a good list! I've read a handful and enjoyed them! I'm waiting patiently for the library system to process the 3rd book in the Gentleman's guide series. Such a fun set of books. I'm looking forward on your thoughts of To Paradise. A Little Life is one of my all time faves and haven't read her new one yet. Cheers! 6mo
Cinfhen It‘s not out yet but it‘s definitely a book I‘m looking forward to and I preordered the audio @Cortg 6mo
Cortg @Cinfhen I love book release anticipation! 6mo
britt_brooke I‘ve never done this challenge, but I think I‘ll look into it! 6mo
Cinfhen JOIN US @britt_brooke 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚it‘s fun!!! And challenging 😅 6mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Well, I printed it. We‘ll see if I do anything with it. 😂😅 6mo
Cinfhen Just for 💩&🤭 (shits & giggles) make a grid of potential possibilities @britt_brooke I think that‘ll give you the drive to join in🥰 6mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 😆 That‘s 100% my problem. I don‘t really plan my reading. The next week is bonkers busy, but hopefully I‘ll get a chance to jot down some possibilities soon! 6mo
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Ideas for advanced #pop22 again subject to many changes!!!

Cinfhen Not sure if I‘ll attempt the advanced prompts but a few books I‘m already hoping to read…. Thanks for sharing😘 6mo
RaeLovesToRead I'm also going for Six of Crows for a duology... although on GR there is a Six of Crows 3 listed (?!) The only other Duologys I can think of are Strange the Dreamer (💙💙💙) and Love Virtually/ Every Seventh Wave (which I also loved...) 6mo
BarbaraBB I still have to find out what a Duology means 🤷🏻‍♀️. And I loved 6mo
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4thhouseontheleft @RaeLovesToRead the 3rd Six of Cros book comes out in Feb 6mo
RaeLovesToRead @BarbaraBB A duology is a series of two. (Like trilogy is a series of three). Books don't tend to come in twos so it's a difficult one. @4thhouseontheleft Six of Crows is referred to a lot as a duology, so I might count it and pretend the 3rd is a sequel 😏 Unless anyone has any other recommendations? It's a tricky prompt. 6mo
KarenUK @4thhouseontheleft We‘ve sold it as a duology at the bookstore forever, so I‘m sticking with it!!!! 😉 @RaeLovesToRead 6mo
KarenUK @barbarabb I‘m so glad, because I know it got VERY mixed reviews… it‘s my Rome pick, for twinned cities (with Paris) 6mo
BarbaraBB It‘s a fun read! By the way, if my t&t is right a small parcel has been delivered at your address today for under your Christmas tree 🎄 - or to open when you like! 6mo
KarenUK @BarbaraBB Aww thanks my lovely! I‘ll check my mailbox when I get home xxx 6mo
Cortg You're ambitious! Not sure if I'll get to the advanced portion, but we'll see!
KarenUK It arrived @BarbaraBB ! Thank you so much, that‘s so kind of you! I‘m saving it for Xmas day 😘😘😘 6mo
BarbaraBB Glad it arrived! 🤍 6mo
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Your wish is my command! @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB …. Still stumped by a couple……
I‘ll post my advanced plan too!
And of course these are all probably going to change!! #pop22

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! Thanks 😘😘need to screenshot for further examination!!!! 6mo
RaeLovesToRead Ooh I love it! I'm also gonna read Time War for Hugo award and Under the Whispering Door for afterlife (or another book by 2021 author..). Out of the others A Little Life is an absolute masterpiece (but devastating to read) and Tipping the Velvet is incredible too! 6mo
BarbaraBB Wow! I love this. I am going to examine it thoroughly! Thanks!!! 6mo
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BarbaraBB @RaeLovesToRead @Cortg and @Laughterhp would like to be tagged as well regarding #pop22! 6mo
RaeLovesToRead @BarbaraBB Thanks! Sorry if I missed anyone on my recent post @Cortg @Laughterhp I've written a little list now 😊 Plan to start ransacking my shelves for more pop22 picks soon! 6mo
RaeLovesToRead @KarenUK Are you using Death on the Nile as the cruise ship prompt? I was thinking of doing the same, although it is also being made into a film in 2022. (Although I may use Salem's Lot for that one...) 6mo
Cortg This is fantastic! I agree with @BarbaraBB A Little Life is one of my all time faves, but it'll tear your heart out. I've started penciling in my list but I want to take some time to go through the physical books on my bookshelf to see what I can read and pass on. I seem to have some chunksters on my list, which is probably not helpful for this giant challenge, but we'll see. I'm sure I'm feeling way too optimistic going into the 2022! 6mo
BarbaraBB @RaeLovesToRead I didn‘t mean to correct you! I wanted to let Karen know about the three of you 🤍 6mo
RaeLovesToRead @BarbaraBB Oops sorry! 😄😅 6mo
KarenUK I‘m actually using it as the “protagonist uses a mobility aid” ! @RaeLovesToRead 6mo
RaeLovesToRead Ah, yes, of course! (I got to see Poirot's ACTUAL cane last month when I saw David Suchet at the theatre 😁) 6mo
Cortg @KarenUK How did you get all 40 books on one collage? I tried PicCollage but i would only allow 20 pictures 😞 6mo
KarenUK You can only add 20 at a time…. But if you add 20, then you can add a second batch of 20….. hope this helps! @Cortg 6mo
Cortg @KarenUK Thanks! I just did a part 1 and part 2 😂 6mo
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#pop21 The Pop Sugar Reading Challenge 2021 has led me to these books! I am looking forward to another year of #pop22: reading books outside my comfort zone, mixing & matching with other challenges and sharing suggestions with other people involved in the challenge!

If you want to join our small group of people who shares their choices for the various prompts, let us know!

Cortg Oooh, I‘ve been debating about trying a reading challenge! It‘s been a few years since I‘ve tackled one but I‘ll soon be an empty nester with more reading time on my hands. I‘d love to give it a go! 7mo
Cinfhen Soooo many great reads!!!! Congrats on completing the challenge ‼️💪🏼😄 7mo
BarbaraBB @Cortg It‘ll be fun, glad you‘re joining us! And you too @Laughterhp ! 7mo
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Laughterhp Thanks!! 7mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 🥳🥳 7mo
Cortg Yay! I'm looking forward to it! 7mo
Suet624 I love seeing what you‘ve read. 7mo
RaeLovesToRead I'll be doing the challenge and would love to share choices 😊 7mo
BarbaraBB @RaeLovesToRead Good to have you join us! 7mo
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LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 7mo
KarenUK Me for sure! 💕 7mo
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BarbaraBB I see some nice similarities with #Booked21 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft 7mo
Clwojick YES!!!! I‘ve been stalking their page. Thanks for posting! I‘m going to start working on my #bulletjournal now. 7mo
BarbaraBB @Clwojick I have been stalking their page too! So glad it‘s finally there! 7mo
Megabooks I‘m not thinking about 2022 yet. I use December to reflect on my past year of reading, but you know I‘ll be in on January 1!! 7mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I know and I am looking forward to your reflections on 2021! 🤍 7mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!!!! I‘m SOOOOOOO excited 🥳 7mo
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Another #pop21 update. These are the books I read in the third quarter of the year. Four more to go to finish the challenge. Suggestions are welcome for the prompts I still need 😃:
- a dark academia book
- a book with a gem, mineral or rock in the title
- a book set in a restaurant
- a book that was published anonymously

EvieBee Good job! Have you already read this one? For set in a restaurant. 9mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! I was gonna read this one for #WrittenByAnonymous 9mo
Cinfhen But I ended up reading this one 9mo
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Cinfhen This would also work for #DarkAcademia 9mo
BarbaraBB @EvieBee No! And I‘ve always meant to. Thanks!! 9mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Yay, thanks! I‘m gonna check them out. The swallows I remember 😉 (edited) 9mo
Megabooks I‘d have to look at my list for the other two. 💜 9mo
KarenUK I enjoyed this one for dark academia 9mo
KarenUK I‘m sure you‘ve read this, but this works 9mo
KarenUK I haven‘t read it yet, but I‘m going to read this for anonymous, because I enjoyed Enchanted April so much… 9mo
KarenUK For set in a restaurant, I loved Writers & Lovers by Lily King, but I think you‘ve read that? I was thinking of reading this one, as I loved The Elegance of the Hedgehog so much 9mo
KarenUK And this one for gem/rock/stone etc 9mo
BarbaraBB Thanks @KarenUK, this is so helpful. I will definitely check out the Von Armin for anonymous. Loved Enchanted April too! 9mo
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My second update of #pop21. In the second quarter of the year I have read a lot less for the challenge. As always the start is the easiest. However, I have ticked off 37 prompts now (including some bonus ones) and it should be doable to finish the remaining within the next six months!

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! 37 is practically complete 🙌🏻 I have one prompt left - book written by anonymous and a few bonus ones 12mo
KarenUK Wow amazing job! 💕 12mo
sarahbarnes Wow - some great books on here too! 12mo
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Megabooks Fantastic job!! I am at 37 as well! 👍🏻 12mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I am going to read the tagged one for that prompt - and will use it for #ReadingAsia2021 as well 12mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Really? That is such a coincidence! 12mo
4thhouseontheleft I‘m at 28 for the year so far. 12mo
KarenUK I have 1 advanced and 5 regular prompts left….. as you say… definitely doable! 💕 10mo
KarenUK Really great selection here too 📚💕 10mo
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Time for an update about my #pop21. So far I read 25 books, so I can finish the challenge in another three months 😉. Probably won‘t though, the first half is always the easiest. But I do think I have a collection of great books so far and am happily continuing to the next half!

Cinfhen Woohoo!!! I‘m close to done myself 🥰Well done 🧡🎉 1y
TrishB Great stuff 👍🏻 1y
Kalalalatja Ooooh, I need to do a count of how many books I have finished, too 🙌 1y
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KarenUK Yay! I‘m at 23 so far, but you‘re right about the second half always being harder! 1y
4thhouseontheleft Great job! I‘m at 17 so far. 1y
Megabooks Awesome!! I‘m at 35 of the regular prompts and 5 of the advanced! The Storygraph has made it so easy to keep track of! 1y
BarbaraBB @Megabooks It does! I use it all the time! 1y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick In January I thought I'd be happy to get through 25 prompts. I'm already at 12 completed and it's surprising how I've managed to check off a few unplanned. I think I can get close to all 50 this year. 1y
BarbaraBB @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I never do the advanced but I feel confident this year to at least give it a try! 1y
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Kalalalatja Great month 🙌 I just started The Divines 👍 1y
BarbaraBB This gives me a lot of inspiration! 1y
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing💜💜💜I‘m looking forward to Thousand Ships & 1y
Cinfhen I‘m also meant to read this one but it has lots of mixed reviews 1y
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Ok @BarbaraBB @KarenUK you‘ve both inspired me!! I‘ll probably change half of these but for now this is my #PoP21 plan 📚I either own or have access to all of these titles, so that‘s a HUGE DEAL plus a few are #DoubleDips 🍦🍦Anyone else planning their #POP21 challenge grid....books are in order from 1-40
( I think 😉)

Cinfhen I know you‘re participating @4thhouseontheleft so I‘m sharing my ideas 💚💚💚 (edited) 1y
4thhouseontheleft I've been debating putting together a grid! I plan on reading Binti this year, too. 😃 1y
KarenUK I‘ve screenshot both of your lists... and will definitely steal some ideas! This is going to be a fun year of reading for sure! @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen 1y
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BarbaraBB Great list! A lot of these books are on my shelves too and I can see myself using them for #pop21 too. 1y
Cinfhen Maybe we can do a few BuddyReads @BarbaraBB @KarenUK 1y
KarenUK @Cinfhen great idea! 👍 1y
BarbaraBB 👌🏽 1y
Megabooks Tiny Beautiful Things is an all-time fave! 1y
Cinfhen I know it‘s a fav of @KarenUK too!!!! @Megabooks so im looking forward to finally reading it. 1y
LeahBergen Damn, girl! You‘re so organized. 😂 1y
Cinfhen I had wayyyy too much fun creating the grid @LeahBergen I‘m pretty sure I won‘t stick to half of these ideas 😜 1y
Kalalalatja I want to join ALL THE READING CHALLENGES, but I can‘t really figure out, if it will motivate me, or stress me out 😅 but seeing your posts are definitely inspiring 🤔😄 1y
Reggie Soooo double dips are ok? I‘m doing the popsugar and readharder and wondered if categories across challenges can share books? 1y
Cinfhen For me, that‘s part of the fun @Reggie how many prompts from various challenges can one book fulfill😉 #DoubleDips are DEFINITELY allowed🙌🏻I‘m excited you‘re doing #Pop21 and #ReadHarder ~ can‘t wait to see what you choose ♥️ 1y
Cinfhen @Kalalalatja I‘m not allowing these challenges to stress me out.... I use them as my reading guide 😜It gives me direction somehow but I can totally get how they can become overwhelming. BTW: Trish got her package yesterday so hopefully yours will come in the next day or two 🤞🏽 1y
Kalalalatja That was how they used to work for me, but this year, I haven‘t been able to keep track of which books I wanted to read, I haven‘t really bought new books (😱🤯), and my planning has been non existent. I‘m definitely doing #booked2021, but looking at my unread shelf, I don‘t think I have books that fit the prompts, so I‘ll have to do some research 😅 exciting, I‘ll keep an eye out for it! 1y
Cinfhen Well im SUPER glad you‘re back for #Booked2021 and im happy to send you books after I read them if you‘re missing prompts @Kalalalatja 💗💗💗 1y
Kalalalatja Thanks Cindy, I‘ll keep that in mind ☺️ even though I didn‘t really plan for #booked2020, I ended up reading all but three prompts, so I‘m hoping it will all work out somehow 🤞 1y
Centique I love the planning part of the year too so I appreciate your grid! It‘s a beauty. (I know I don‘t do any of these challenges but I have a very curated list of my own 😂😂) PS. I‘ll be so interested in what you think of The Signature of All Things. I LOVED the first half of it but not the second half. However you might have the opposite feeling as the first half is quite slow. I love your honest reactions anyhow!💕 1y
Cinfhen I‘m excited for that book @Centique I‘ve loaned it to several friends who all loved it!! I‘ll keep you posted 😘 1y
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#popsugar2020 This is the first year I tackled the #advanced prompts, and really enjoyed the ‘2020‘ theme (though some became a bit redundant, like “read a book where the Olympics are going to take place in 2020” !!)

Cinfhen Superstar 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 2y
BarbaraBB The advanced certainly made you read some very good books! 2y
kspenmoll What did you think of 21 truths about love? I heard the author speak when it came out & he was wonderful- genuine, funny, great story teller. (edited) 2y
KarenUK @kspenmoll I loved it! It‘s funny and clever and quirky.... but also has a hidden depth about a man, obviously dealing with depression. Definitely recommend it 👍💕 (edited) 2y
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#popsugar2020 So I‘m finally finished! And this year I even did the Advanced prompts too.... (see next post)
Looking forward to doing it all again next year! 💕📚

Cinfhen Wooohoo 🥳 🙌🏻💜🍾🌈I‘m looking forward to 2021 2y
mom2bugnbee Wow! Congrats! I'm not going to finish the challenge, but I've enjoyed trying! 2y
BarbaraBB Great set of books! I finished it earlier this year (without the advanced) and am totally ready for another year! Shall we tag eachother when we finish a book? I am in need for suggestions for a lot of the prompts! 2y
KarenUK @barbarabb definitely! 👍😊 2y
kspenmoll You read some wonderful books! 2y
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I‘ve had a lovely day off today.... Because I love planning almost as much as I love reading.... here‘s my very tentative plan for #pop21 trying to use as many books I already own, and/or are using for other challenges! #doubledipping

Freespirit Some brilliant books💕 2y
Cinfhen I just want this to be my new wallpaper 💗such vibrant covers‼️looks like you‘re set for an amazing reading year😍I may need to pinch a bunch of ideas from you🙌🏻love a good #DoubleDip 🍦🍦 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I don't know if I've broken my horizons or the prompts for a little easier to fulfill, but the #pop21 seems achievable this go around. 2y
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Cinfhen What are you thinking for Oxymoron Book Title?? And Queen‘s Gambit is a great one for Q 2y
Cinfhen Im also VERY drawn to 2y
KarenUK @Cinfhen For Oxymoron, I think I‘m going to use this one... think it kinda works?🤷‍♀️ 2y
KarenUK @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick They do seem do-able this year! 2y
KarenUK @cinfhen Bass Rock sounds amazing.... I have a copy, so I can send it to you once I‘ve read it 😊👍 #swapme 2y
Cinfhen Oh yeah, that is an oxymoron😄and I‘ll happily swap you for Bass Rock ❤️ 2y
BarbaraBB You have so many good ones! I still have lots of open spaces! I‘d love to know what book you read for each prompt! 2y
KarenUK @BarbaraBB I agree! Let‘s tag each other (I‘m sure half of these will change! 😂) 2y
BarbaraBB @KarenUK Great! @Cinfhen you‘re in too? Tag eachother in our #pop21 choices to share some inspiration? 💗 2y
Cinfhen Yes! Would love that @BarbaraBB @KarenUK I‘ll start coming up with some ideas and post 🥰😘 2y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Me too, I‘ll share what I have planned so far! Love it! 2y
KarenUK @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen My collage/list is in order 1-40 FYI 😊👍 2y
BarbaraBB That is very useful!! 2y
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @4thhouseontheleft Here is some more inspiration 💚 (edited) 1y
4thhouseontheleft There are some great books on your list! I really liked the 🎧 📖 version of Nothing to See Here, I just listened to it a few weeks ago! 1y
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There it is!! The PopSugar Reading Challenge 2021. Who‘s in?


#popsugar #pop21

Cinfhen I‘ve been checking obsessively ALL DAY! Thanks for the tag xxxxx 2y
Cinfhen Super excited about these prompts and more than a few overlap with other challenges 2y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I had been refreshing the PopSugar site all day too haha! And yes, great prompts. Fortunately some overlapping indeed, love that! 2y
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ValerieAndBooks Looks like fun. I‘m terrible at reading challenges, but this looks doable. Can a book be checked more than once? Is there a Litsy hashtag for this, and does anyone need to be tagged? 2y
Butterfinger Yes. 2y
4thhouseontheleft This will be my 6th year! I was working this morning, so didn‘t see it until 1/2 hr after it posted, I feel so late 😜😂 2y
Brooke_H That “a DNF from your TBR list” baffles me. If I already DNF‘d it, why would I try it again? 🤔 2y
4thhouseontheleft @ValerieAndBooks I used #pop20 this year (although forgot to tag posts once Covid hit), and #pop21 for the new one 2y
4thhouseontheleft @Brooke_H I felt the same way!!it‘s the only prompt I don‘t really like. But I have a few books that I have bailed on because the timing wasn‘t right, or my Libby loan expired (usually heavier NF books) so I plan on going back to one of them. 2y
Hestapleton Damn I wasn‘t going to but HERE I AM ONCE AGAIN 2y
BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks It is doable indeed. Just use the hashtag #pop21 as @4thhouseontheleft suggests, than we can keep track of and be inspired by what others read for the prompts. And if you want to use a book for multiple prompts that should be okay I think! (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB @Hestapleton Haha, it is always so tempting right? 2y
BarbaraBB @Brooke_H I think I might skip the advanced prompts just because of this one and the one about the longest book, which is in my case 2y
BarbaraBB @Butterfinger @4thhouseontheleft It will be fun again! Looking forward to your choices, I start planning tonight 😃 2y
Butterfinger Just waiting on the ReadHarder one now. My family gets aggravated with my challenges and I say - it is either this or I go back to school. 2y
KarenUK Yay! Thanks for the tag! @BarbaraBB 😘🙌🙌 I‘m off today, so I‘ll be planning! And I think I have a longest book, thanks to Cindy! @Cinfhen 😉 (edited) 2y
BarbaraBB @Butterfinger ReadHarder is often so difficult that I‘ve never tried. But never say never 😉 2y
BarbaraBB @KarenUK What a perfect way to spend a day off! 2y
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Yay, I‘ve finished the PopSugar Reading Challenge! The first finished challenge, I can go relax 😉

#pop20 #popsugar2020

Ruthiella Amazing! Well done! 😃 2y
KVanRead Congrats 🎉👏 2y
Cinfhen 🙌🏻❣️🍷 2y
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jb72 Awesome job! 2y
sudi Wow, that's impressive 👏👏👏. Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
effani Congrats! 2y
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻📚👍🏻 2y
Kdgordon88 Wow! Congrats!! 2y
CarolynM 👏🎉 2y
Reggie Great job!! 2y
BarbaraBB @KarenUK These were my 2020 choices! 2y
KarenUK Thanks for sharing! Love this 💕 2y
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#popsugar2020 #pop2020

Making good progress with 28/40 so far for my Pop Sugar Reading Challenge this year.....
How‘s everyone else doing? 😊💕📚

MelissaSue81 I have had such problems reading and have all but abandoned my challenges but you have some amazing books on this list! I‘ve read some of the same ones so I might have to go fill in some blanks for popsugar! 2y
erinreads I‘m at 21 so far for this challenge! I was just looking at my list earlier today to brainstorm some ideas for books for my remaining prompts. 2y
BarbaraBB I love your graphic and now I want to make one myself too. I am doing really well with #pop20 - as do you! (edited) 2y
KarenUK @MelissaSue81 Sounds like a plan! I love it when you realize you‘ve fulfilled a prompt without even planning to! 😊👍 2y
KarenUK @Erinreads I‘ve been doing the same thing today.... also been considering doing their Summer challenge too 🤷‍♀️😊📚 (edited) 2y
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Really looking forward to the #popsugar2020 challenge! Anyone else?

Maria514626 Thanks! This looks fun! 3y
lovelybookshelf I might join in on this one, too. Looks fun! 3y
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#pop18 #wrapup #popsugar

Four quarters of reading for the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge. I have enjoyed it very much and am busy planning #pop19 💃💃

Sarah83 Looks great 😍 4y
saresmoore 🙌 4y
sprainedbrain Love this visual! Great job finishing. 🎉🎉🎉 4y
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jillrhudy I wonder if Pop Sugar sells nice printed versions of the challenge; the library would totally buy them! 4y
Billypar Very nice! I'm looking forward to trying White Tears and Cutting for Stone. 4y
BarbaraBB @Billypar They are both very good! 4y
arubabookwoman Wow--You're so organized to plan so far ahead! 4y
BarbaraBB @arubabookwoman No, this is just a recap of 2018! I am making plans for 2019 but they will keep changing during the year! 4y
Sumtime77 2019 will be my first year doing this challenge. I've made my tentative list and can't wait to get started. 4y
BarbaraBB @Sumtime77 2018 was my first year, it is really fun to do - especially the planning 😉 4y
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At the completion of White Oleander I have now completed the Pop Sugar Challenge for 2018! Yahoo!! 😁😁 #PopSugar #PopSugar2018

JoScho 🎉🎉🎉 4y
Cailey_Mac Congratulations!!🎉 4y
LoverofLit Yay!!!! I've only got 5 books to go! 🍻 4y
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Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉📚📖 4y
eeclayton Congrats! 4y
Jas16 🙌🏽 4y
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Spent a few hours filling out my 2018 Pop Sugar Challenge. I‘ll make it pretty, soon. This was easier than I thought it would be. Now I just have to read them all!!

Meeko93 Where did you find the challenge? 5y
Cinfhen I'm really excited for their prompts this year!!! #pop18 5y
CatLass007 @Meeko93 You can just Google POPSUGAR 2018. 5y
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kamoorephoto I want to do that one too! 5y
Tove_Reads Great! You decided to join! I have a few ”problems” to figure out, for ex the song lyrics one. 5y
CatLass007 @Tove_Reads Look for a song title. I went with Eleanor Rigby there is a book by that title and it sounds interesting. 5y
MiyakoBunny This looks very intriguing 5y
CatLass007 @MiyakoBunny Doesn‘t it though?! 5y
callunakeep This looks like a fun challenge! Off to download it now! 5y
Jinjer Ahhhh I can‘t wait til I have a quiet moment when I can fill out mine!!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
CatLass007 @Jinjer Have fun! 5y
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I keep reading about the PopSugar Challenge. What is it? Where can I find out more about it?

CoffeeCatsBooks It‘s on the Popsugar website. They have a file you can download that shows you all the categories. They also have a link to the Goodreads group. 2018 will be my first time joining it! 📚 5y
julesG Wanted to link this, too. @Tove_Reads - when you google search popsugar challenge there are quite a lot of challenges coming up. 5y
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CatLass007 @Tove_Reads @CoffeeCatsBooks @julesG thank you all so much for responding to my question. This looks really interesting. My Goodreads goal for next year is 50 books. I don‘t know if I‘ll do the actual challenge but this will give me some great ideas! 5y
PurpleyPumpkin Here's the link of the GR group I follow for the Pop Sugar Reading Challenge. https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/152458-ultimate-popsugar-reading-challenge 5y
CatLass007 @PurpleyPumpkin Thank you for the Goodreads link! 5y
PurpleyPumpkin No problem! I‘ve done it the last couple of years and it‘s been fun. I‘ll admit, though, that I haven‘t actually finished one yet. 🙃 5y
tomes4gnomes I‘m doing #pop18 for my first large reading challenge and I‘m really enjoying the GR group. Dive in! 5y
CatLass007 @tomes4gnomes Thanks! I just printed the prompts and already have started my list. 5y
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I‘m not usually one for challenges, but I had so much fun planning for #booked2018 that I decided to join the 2018 Pop Sugar reading challenge too. I‘ve figured out a good chunk of titles. The ones I‘ve left blank are either because it‘s so easy I‘m not going to plan it (published in 2018, true crime, etc.) or so hard that I‘m holding off until I have more ideas. Who else is doing this challenge, #pop18 #popsugar2018

Reviewsbylola CoD under antihero stands for Confederacy of Dunces. @emilyhaldi is currently in the planning stages of a readalong in February if anyone else wants to read it with us. ( @Cinfhen !!!!!!) (edited) 5y
RiotMom Man, I‘ve never read Bonfire of the Vanities but I loved the movie. Maybe it‘s time to pick that up! 5y
LeahBergen I‘m in for a CoD readalong! 👍🏻 5y
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BarbaraBB I am doing PopSugar2018 and am still planning my reads. And I‘m also in for a CoD readalong! 5y
emilyhaldi Woohoo! @LeahBergen that reminds me I need to post about that readalong soon 😁 5y
emilyhaldi And @BarbaraBB in for the readalong too! Awesome! 🎉 5y
emilyhaldi Steph, I still can't believe you haven't read this one!! 5y
Bloomingjen I am doing it. I don't have many books picked out yet. I need to check out #booked2018 5y
Birdsong28 I'm doing it too!!!! Can't do the last point as this is my first year of doing the pop sugar one. Not going to pick out certain books just gonna see what I feel like reading that fits the criteria. 📚📖 5y
sammisho I am a year behind in the popsugar challenges. So I will be doing 2017's next year! 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I love reading challenges & I have done 1 every year. Only completed it once though. It was through Modern Mrs. Darcy‘s website. But now she charges money to be part of the challenge & discussions so I just said forget it. So I‘ll definitely do this one! 5y
Amanda.T I‘m doing this one too. I attempted this year‘s, but didn‘t plan anything out ahead of time. Correcting that for 2018! 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m in for a CoD readalong also! I‘m doing #booked2018 (of course) and the 2018 Popsugar challenge. I have most of my books picked but I never stick to plans. @Bloomingjen You should definitely join us for #booked2018! (edited) 5y
4thhouseontheleft Yay, another #pop18 participant! I‘ve done this challenge for 2 years, and never finish all the prompts, but still enjoy the process! 😃 5y
Cinfhen I‘m all over #pop18 but I‘m not planning my books to much in advance...I‘m just a maverick😉and yes!!!! Of course I‘m in for COD @emilyhaldi just hope I have better luck with this one then I Did was GWTW & #LoneDove 🙄 5y
Reviewsbylola I love the planning process the most! @Cinfhen I‘m pretty sure you‘ll hate CoD but I hope I‘m wrong! 🤞🏻 5y
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